Edith Wilson 2013 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coins

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Edith Wilson 2013 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coins
First Lady of the United States, 1915 — 1921

The 2013 Edith Wilson First Spouse Gold Coin represented the fifth and final release of the year for the series. This completed the rapid release of the five different coins within a just over one month’s time, due to production problems encountered earlier in the year.

The obverse of the coin features a front facing portrait of the First Lady designed by David Westwood and engraved by Michael Gaudioso. The portrait is surrounded by the required inscriptions of the name “Edith Wilson”, the motto “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, the date and mint mark “2013 W”, the order of the Presidency “28th”, and the dates served in office “1915-1921″.

  Edith Wilson was the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. His first wife Ellen Wilson, who had served as First Lady from 1913 until her death in 1914, had been honored on the prior release of the series. Edith Wilson became his second wife in 1915 and served as First Lady until the completion of his second Presidential term in 1921.
  Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was born in Wytheville, Virginia, on October 15, 1872. At 15, she went to Martha Washington College to study music and later to a smaller school in Richmond. She married her first husband, Norman Galt, in 1896, and he died unexpectedly in 1908. Through friends, she met President Wilson and they married on December 18, 1915. She is often described as America's first woman president because of the important role she played after her husband's massive stroke in 1919. She chose which visitors he saw and what papers he read, though she insisted she never made a single decision on public affairs. After they left the White House in 1921, President and Mrs. Wilson lived in a comfortable home in Washington, where he died in 1924. She lived on there nearly 40 years until December 28, 1961, the anniversary of her husband's birthday.

On the reverse is the image of Mrs. Wilson supporting her husband who had suffered a massive stroke while in office. Her hand rests upon his, which holds a cane. The reverse was designed and engraved by Joseph Menna. The inscriptions include “United States of America”, the motto “E Pluribus Unum”, the denomination “$10”, the the precious metal weight and purity of “1/2 oz. .9999 Fine Gold”.

  Sales for the coin opened on December 16, 2013, just a week after the prior release of the series. The coins were initially priced at $815 for the proof version and $795 for the uncirculated version. This price level was based on an average price of gold within the $1,200 to $1,249.99 range. Pricing remained subject to potential change throughout the course of the offering.
  The maximum mintage was established at 10,000 pieces across both proof and uncirculated versions, with the exact ratio minted based on customer demand.

Coin Specifications and Mintages
Date: 2013
Mint: West Point (W)
Mintage: TBD
Designers: David Westwood (obverse), Joseph Menna (reverse)
Composition: 0.9999 Gold
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 g)
Diameter: 1.041 inches (26.49 mm)
Thickness: 0.074 inches (1.88 mm)

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